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Who's Paying The Bills: The Federal Dilemma of Cost Shifting In Workers' Compensation Claims

Workers' Compensation

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The Federal Government continues to struggle with the need to share data from workers' compensation (WC) programs an effort to reduce payment errors. While both systems benefit injured workers, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) reported, in a May 2001 study, that the lack of a uniform and consistent method to collect data on a national level has led to irregularities in the delivery of Federal benefits.